TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Looking for a couple of quick ideas for sprucing up your home in time for spring or summer? Phifer offers some tips on screening projects that will give your home an instant facelift:
A screened-in porch screams outdoor relaxation and comfort and can easily become the most sought-after "room" in the house. With just a few key ingredients – Phifer screen, a porch screening system and a few hours out of your weekend – you can easily transform your humdrum porch into an outdoor living space perfect for relaxing with a good novel, entertaining friends or simply enjoying a cool glass of lemonade. Screen Tight™ and SCREENEZE® offer porch screening systems that are easy to install and available in neutral tones to coordinate with your home.
Don’t have a porch or patio? No worries! Easily replace your old, tattered window screens to create beautiful curb appeal and let the fresh breezes flow through your home. Phifer’s DIY Screening Kits have all the materials you’ll need – a roll of screen, spline and a spline roller – along with simple step-by-step instructions.
Phifer has an abundance of options to help complete your weekend screening project, whether you're looking for the best visibility, pet resistance, antimicrobial protection or simple insect protection:
Excellent Visibility Insect Screening (eVis) and Improved Visibility Insect Screening (iVis) products consist of either fiberglass yarns or stainless wires that are woven using the most precise techniques to achieve maximum visibility. BetterVue®, Phifer's fiberglass option, features increased openness and smaller yarn diameters for a better outward view and greater protection against small insects. Phifer's SeeVue® is woven from stainless steel, which not only improves visibility with its fine wire diameter but also makes this product much stronger than standard insect screen.
PetScreen® is built to withstand the bumps, bruises and bustle of even the most curious creatures. Made from strong vinyl-coated polyester, this durable, heavy-duty, pet-resistant insect screening resists tears, punctures and other damage caused by pets or heavy wear in high traffic areas. After extensive testing, PetScreen was found to be seven times stronger than regular insect screening.
TuffScreen® is a heavy-duty insect screening that is ideal for use in high-traffic areas. Pet-resistant and tear and puncture-resistant, TuffScreen is three times stronger than regular insect screening. It is excellent for use in patio and porch enclosures as well as windows and doors.
BetterVue, PetScreen and TuffScreen are infused with Microban® antimicrobial product protection. Added during the manufacturing process, Microban protection works continuously for the lifetime of the screens to inhibit the growth of stain-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
Phifer’s Aluminum Insect Screen offers improved outward visibility, creating a sharp outward appearance for your home, as well as insect protection. Aluminum screen is available in three colors, Black, Brite Aluminum (silver) and Charcoal (dark gray), with dark aluminum screens offering the best outward visibility of the product line.
Phifer Bronze Screen is a unique alternative to aluminum and fiberglass screening and weathers to a beautiful dark bronze finish. Made of 90 percent copper and 10 percent zinc, this metal screen provides strength and durability and is an excellent choice for those living in salty air, coastal regions. The nostalgic look of weathered screening can be ideal for both inland and coastal homeowners who want to restore the original exterior character of their home.
Phifer’s 20x20 NO-SEE-UMS Insect Screen is a tighter- mesh screen designed to keep out small, pesky insects. Densely woven, this screen still allows great ventilation, good visibility and provides some daytime privacy. NO-SEE-UMS screen is available in Silver Gray and Charcoal colors and will not rust, corrode or stain.
For more information about Phifer’s wide range of insect screening products perfect for creating a screen porch, visit www.phifer.com/InsectScreen.aspx or e-mail inquiries through the Web site at www.phifer.com. For more information on porch screening systems, visit www.screentight.com and www.screeneze.com.
A master weaver with 60 years of experience and a forward-thinking mentality, Phifer is the world leader in the production of interior and exterior sun protection fabrics, cutting-edge, specialty screen products for windows and doors, stock/custom engineered mesh and textile products and high performance outdoor designer fabrics.